MedPage Today Article: Horseshoe Crab Blood in Drug Safety Testing? It May Not Be Needed Much Longer
Horseshoe Crab Blood in Drug Safety Testing? It May Not Be Needed Much Longer
By Kristina Fiore, September 1, 2023
New standards may help push more drugmakers to use a synthetic product for critical drug safety testing, instead of one made from horseshoe crab blood that has long drawn criticism.
The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) announced a draft chapter on endotoxin testing that provides techniques for using “non-animal-derived reagents.” Its comment period will run from November 1 through Jan. 31, 2024.